Monday, July 28, 2008

An award and another sewing project

Kathy at Lizziejane gave my this award. I am really pleased that my humble little blog should bring a smile to some one's face.

Now I get to Pay the award forward to another five brilliant bloggers.

These five bloggers also light up my day and I look forward to visiting their blogs. Here are the rules that go with this award:
1. Isobel
2. Michelle
3. Jackie
4. Vicki
5. Queen Frog
So the rules are as follows
1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award, creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributions to the blogger community, no matter what language.

2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.

3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.

4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show a link to the “Arte y pico” blog , so everyone will know the origin of this award.

5) To show these rules.

I came home from work early. I just couldn't settle to anything while the bag buzzed around in my head. I wanted to get it stitched up so badly. I was desperate to take it with me for social knitting, as well as the wonderful bag that Josie made me. It's perfect. I won the material in a giveaway and because I am (still) stitching challenged she made it for me. What a star girl she is.
The bag doesn't quite look like the original. I got a bit confused with the lining fabric which was the same as my outside fabric, a mistake for a beginner believe me, so the handles have ended up inside instead of outside and I have some folded over bits inside which are probably not meant to be there, but I am happy with it. I also discovered that it is very easy to sew the wrong bit to something else. I thought a simple rectangle with handles would be tres easy. Hmmm, not quite. Still my first bag and it only took me a couple of hours to put together. I love it.

Peri supervised until the photo shoot he's trying to pretend that he's a bit bored with it all. Yeah right!


LOUISE said...

First of all, congratulations on the award. Secondly, that is a pretty, and very handy bag. I have noticed Peri is getting very good at being in the right place, at the right time, regarding photos! x

Liz said...

Love the bag! And what a gorgeous cat in the background! :)

Country Cottage Chic said...

Congrats on your new award!!

LizzieJane said...

A very well deserved award! What a beautiful bag and a beautiful kitty.

Kitty said...

Congratulations on the award Alison! And congratulations on the bag too - it's fab! I don't know about anyone else but I always make at least one mistake on whatever I'm making. I'm usually glad to get the obligatory mistake out of the way so I can get on with the rest of it! x

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Are you feeling the love out there? I also nominated your blog for an award.

April said...

Congratulations on the award and thank you so much for my surprise goodies. I am thrilled and they were totally unexpected.

April xx

Tracy said...

Congrats on your award--well done, you! And such fun to read you list. LOVE the bag, you did a great job on it, and I like the fabric...and not least kitty cat view! ;o) Happy Day ((HUGS))

Ragged Roses said...

Congrats on your award Alison. The bag is great, I love the fabric, you're really getting into your sewing now aren't you?!

Thimbleanna said...

Congrats on your award AND your new bag! It looks great -- you'll soon be an old pro. Be sure and save this bag -- your first project!

Caroline said...

Congratulations on your award You do have a fun blog to read. I love your bag. Our kitty would have pretended to be bored too, and then as soon as I lay it on a flat surface, she'd be taking a nap on it.

Willow said...

Hurray for you! Congrats on the award. I do love coming here to read about your adventures.

The sewing machine projects look enticing. But I don't machine is NOT my friend! How do you tame a sewing machine?

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Congratulations on the blog award!!

I love your bag--and think you are very brave to have just jumped right in there *pats on the back*

Smiles, Karen

Jennie said...

The bag is lovely!!
Well done on your award!
I love the picture in your header, I want a dog just like that!

Rachael Rabbit said...

Hurrah for your award ;-)

marit said...

Congrats on the award!
The bag looks great- well done:-)

The Vintage Kitten said...

I think Peri likes the camera. He looks very regal posing there LOL! Tilly brought a live rabbit and then a live mouse through the catflap last night. She doesnt kill them as she likes to play with them. I was running round in the early hours of this morning trying to catch the mouse to put it outside, I can cope if they are dead but Im scared of them when they run around. I once woke up to a dead bird at the bottom of the bed Eewww! It wont be long before my kitten Izzy starts her killing spree, she is starting to look like a little tiger. Shes not allowed outside yet as she is too small, she is having her injections soon and then she will be able to go outside with her 'mum' Tilly, the number one cat killing machine! LOL! Mandy

t does wool said...

congrats...superb for my Stella-the Habu combo is eggplant & red!

Isobel said...

Hi Alison,
Congratulations on the award and thank you very much for saring that with me. I am very happy and will be writing about it soon in my blog as I just arrived from my trip.
Thank you so much for considering my blog a good one. :)
Have a great week!

Lin said...

Thank you so much for the award, I really appreciate it. I am totally brainless and forgot to put it on my blog again today, I am sorry, I will do it soon! have you entered mt draw, I think you may know where the place is?!